The McCall MacBain Foundation is committed to addressing maternal health issues in Liberia. Through Medicins du Monde, the MMF is funding the Reduction of Maternal and Newborn mortality project in Bong County, which seeks to reduce mother and child morbidity and mortality. More specifically, it aims to prevent the transmission of HIV from Mother to Child (PMTCT+ program), Malaria, the effects of malnutrition, improve midwifery training and provide services to manage complications during labor. Since 2003, Médecins du Monde has been concentrating their efforts in supporting the Liberian government in the provision of high-quality health services in urban and rural areas of the Bong County in the following areas:

  • Sensitization of the population of 10 catchment areas of Bong County about maternal health issue and about HIV/AIDS transmission, done firstly by MDM teams of community health officers and midwives.
  • Training of Traditional Birth Attendants and Traditional Trained Midwives (TBAs/TTMs) in the 10 communities. It is expected to set up a network of around 600 women
  • Providing Quality reproductive health services in each health facility, including pre and post-natal care and family planning consultations
  • Upgrading of the 9 health clinics for the provision of the full package of basic EmOC services
  • Upgrade of CB Dunbar to comprehensive EmOC service including caesarian sections and blood transfusion
  • Ensuring that newborns delivered at the health facility have access to qualitative emergency services by providing additional equipment and drugs and training
  • Integrating an enlarged PMTCT service in the obstetrical department of the 10 health facilities
  • Support to the midwife and nurse-midwife curricula at the Phebe Nursing School (25 midwives and 15 nurse midwives are expected to be graduated each year)
  • Support to anesthetic nurses and operation theater technicians curricula
  • Training to medical doctors and interns on gynecology-obstetric and emergency general surgery

Partners: McCall MacBain Foundation

Implementing Partners: Médecins du Monde

Focus Areas: Health

Locations: Bong